First-Time Buyers

May 11, 2022

Who Pays Mortgage Closing Costs?

Buying a house comes with some unexpected expenses. Don’t let closing costs be one of them – find out what to expect as a buyer or seller when it comes to closing costs on real estate transactions. It’s so tempting to think of your mortgage […]
May 3, 2022

Spring 2022 Home Buying Tips

Will you be shopping for a home this spring? If so, a little preparation now can pay big dividends later. Let’s see what the experts say about home buying tips in Spring 2022. Few things are as exciting – or can be as stressful – […]
April 14, 2022

What Is Escrow? How Does It Work?

Escrow is one of those mysterious-sounding aspects of home mortgages that seem designed to confuse new home buyers. But if you look at it carefully, the benefits of escrow often outweigh the extra complexity. What is escrow? The legal definition is quite broad: “A deed, […]
March 29, 2022

Why Mortgages Require Home Appraisals — And How They Help You

Your loan officer tells you that a home appraisal is required before they’ll sign off on the mortgage. Or the shoe is on the other foot: You’re selling a house and a buyer requests a home appraisal. What should you expect? Whether you’re buying, selling, […]